ANDHRA PRADESH

Protest against exorbitant fee

Assessing damage: DEO Sundar Rao looks at the furniture ransacked by the ABVP activists in Nalgonda on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: —Photo: Singam Venkataramana

Staff Reporter

ABVP activists ransack DEO office decrying failure to rein in private schools



‘Government should close unrecognised private schools’

‘Stop supply of books and uniforms through schools’



NALGONDA: The activists owing allegiance to Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) ransacked the furniture at the office of the District Educational Officer here on Tuesday protesting against the alleged failure of the officials concerned in checking the collection of high fee by the private schools.

The ABVP enforced the closure of schools all over the district as part of a Statewide bandh resenting the alleged collection of exorbitant fee by the private schools. The ABVP activists staged a dharna in front of the DEO’s office in the town as part of the bandh. Later, a section of the activists rushed inside the office and allegedly damaged the office furniture. On receipt of information, the police arrived at the spot and detained some of the protesters. Nalgonda One Town police registered cases against eight protesters .

Meanwhile, in a statement, ABVP zonal organising secretary M. Raja demanded that the government enact a comprehensive legislation to regulate the fees in the private schools and ensure provision of amenities to the students.

“The government should close the unrecognised private schools to protect the interests of the students,” he further demanded.

Common fee structure

ADILABAD: The ABVP forced closure of private educational institutions at many places in the district demanding a common fee structure for all private schools. The other demands include stopping of supply of books and uniforms through the schools.

KARIMNAGAR: All the private educational institutions were closed following the bandh call given by the ABVP student union. However, the tenth classes sections in various high schools functioned normally in the district.